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Fibre-East Festival, 27th July 2014.



These delightful black piggies were part of my day last Sunday, when Larry and I went to the Fibre-East Festival at Redborne Upper School in Ampthill. There is a farm on the school where the pupils can learn animal husbandry. The animals were extremely well kept and happy and the pig-house even had piped music installed to keep the pigs entertained.


There was a farm shop, where I bought some fresh eggs and some honey and in the freezer there were all sorts of home produced meats.

Here are some pictures of the fibre festival itself. Larry and I had a wonderful time looking around and it has inspired him to take up weaving!

There was have-a-go spinning for beginners:



There were weaving looms galore.



Lots and lots of yarn. Here I am checking out some wonderful, purple art yarn.



Bales of roving in all natural colours and livid ones too.




Hand-made drum carders:



I was interested in those but they were very expensive.



Just look at these gorgeous colours:



and of course there were sheep!






and a sheep shearing demonstration:


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and the fleece was for sale too. I didn’t buy one. I am still working on the one I’ve got!


Have a great weekend, whatever you do!



Fibre – Gorgeous Autumn colours to spin with.

I bought this beautiful Autumnal fibre last week at a local wool shop. Isn’t it just gorgeous? It’s Targhee fibre and feels quite fibrous to spin with especially compared with the Merino fibre I’ve been spinning recently. ┬áIt is not difficult to spin with though, it just feels different.

I think it’s going to make a lovely yarn for this time of the year.

Here’s a closer look. So many colours combining to remind us of fallen leaves and shedding trees.

That’s not all I’ve got to remind me the season is changing. Check out this wonderful pumpkin that leaped into my shopping cart last Wednesday.

Have a great week everybody.